A shooting incident occurred this morning after a man in a ski mask allegedly menaced the owner of the Seventh Inning Stretch store in Cooperstown at 9 a.m. today, according to police.
Law enforcement sources told The Daily Star they are hunting for Barry Renert, a former employee of the Seventh Inning Stretch store, in connection with the shooting, in which no one was hurt.
Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert said Renert threatened Seven Inning Stretch owner Vincent Carfagno with a 9 mm Glock pistol, and Carfagno fired a weapon once at Renert, who fled.
Earlier reports from police stated that there had been an exchange of gunfire in the store.
Bassett Medical Center, which had been in a lockdown since the shooting was reported this morning, ended it at about 1 p.m. after police officials advised the hospital that the security precaution was no longer necessary.